Oil is strangling
Can we save the fragile eco-system?
Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in
the deep waters of the Gulf, including one as large as
10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick
in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak
could be substantially worse than estimates that
the government and BP have given.
“There’s a shocking amount of oil in the deep
water, relative to what you see in the surface water,” said Samantha Joye,
a researcher at the University of Georgia who
is involved in one of the first scientific missions to gather details about
in the gulf. “There’s a tremendous amount
of oil in multiple layers, three or four or five layers deep in the water
The plumes are depleting the oxygen dissolved
in the gulf, worrying scientists, who fear that the oxygen level
could eventually fall so low as to kill off
much of the sea life near the plumes.
Dr. Joye said the oxygen had already dropped 30
percent near some of the plumes in the month since the spill.
"If this keeps up, it could draw the oxygen down
to very low levels that are dangerous to animals in a couple of months,"
she said. 'That is alarming.'"
This is so depressing I don't even want to write
New Orleans has already been screwed so bad,
and now they have to deal with this?
To make things worse - what happens when the hurricane hits?
(Notice I didn't say "if" because they can't
clean this up in time.)
Is that hurricane surge going to drop a million
barrels of oil on the French Quarter?
If they have a waterspout, it could be full of
oil - an oil tornado.
I wonder if Obama was smart enough to order his cabinet to look around
for these horrendous environmental time bombs
that the Bush bastards left us.
What other inspectors were fired so big business could "breathe easier?"
What other safety measures were scaled back so big business could "maximize
What other tests were forged because a real test would reveal faulty
oil containment vavles?
Sidebar in a Sidebar::
On top of every other screwing e took from the Bush bastards, check
suicide hot lines soaring
Calls to Oklahoma suicide hot lines rose more
than 65 percent during the first quarter of 2010,
compared with the same period a year ago, according
to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health.
"The increase in suicide calls may be an indicator
that the mental health of many Oklahomans is getting worse
and may continue to" worsen, Mental Health Commissioner
Terri White said in a news release.
She recently pleaded with state legislators not
to cut more from the agency's bare-bones budget,
as every cut translates into more lives lost
It's bad, and Oklahoma isn't having the same bone-crunching
recession other places have had.
Home prices here are either level or up a bit.
The Bush bastards - still killing people
- even after being out of office for 15 months.
Last I heard there were about 35,000 soliders
with permanant disabilities,
Yet Colin Powell gets invited to the Tonight
Show like he's some kind of fucking hero.
Oh, they got their precious tax cuts, after the millionaires and billionaires
pushed that thru.
Oh, they got their precious wars, after the billionaires and military
industrial complex pushed thru.
So what if the result is a wrecked ship and a dead crew?
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